The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Dame Carol in Hong Kong

Principal made Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong College of Physicians

Newnham’s Principal has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physicians for her ‘distinguished achievements and services transcending medicine and humanity’. Professor Dame Carol Black travelled to Hong Kong for…

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Tributes paid to popular Admissions Co-ordinator on her retirement

An Admissions Co-ordinator who was the ‘rock’ of her department has retired after spending 13 years welcoming hundreds of new students to Cambridge. Felicity Macdonald-Smith, pictured, joined Newnham College in 2003 and was the…

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Umang Khandelwal with the Duchess of Cambridge

Undergraduate met Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of her role as a young leader

A Newnham student told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about her work encouraging world leaders to act to eliminate poverty during the Royal visit to Canada. Umang Khandelwal, who is about to begin…

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The panel at Older and Wiser

Three Heads of House join forces to share their experiences of life over 50

Three high-profile women shared a glimpse of their lives running Cambridge Colleges at a sold-out Alumni Festival weekend event at Newnham College. Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham, was joined on stage by Dame…

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Philippa Moore

Wall knocked down at celebratory event to mark start of building project to improve facilities

Hundreds of former Cambridge students gathered at Newnham College on Saturday to watch the ceremonial demolition of a wall which marked the start of a major building project. Alumna Philippa Moore (NC 1996) won…

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Professor Susan Golombok

Professor who examines impact of new family forms on child development wins award

A Newnham Fellow has won a prestigious British Psychological Society Award for her book which analyses ‘new family forms’ within a context of four decades of empirical research. Professor Susan Golombok is Professor of Family…

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Newnham gardener scoops cash prize for his ‘environmentally friendly’ garden

A Newnham gardener has won a top award for creating the best ‘environmentally friendly’ garden in a hotly contested competition. Chris Thurgood joined the gardens team at Newnham in 2015 and has started his…

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Dame Mary Archer, Lucy Frazer MP and Penny Hubbard

Inaugural event aimed at getting more women on public boards is sell-out success

An event at Newnham designed to attract more women into public roles was attended by over 100 people on Saturday. Lucy Frazer QC MP (NC 1991) spearheaded the free event to inspire, encourage and…

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02/09/16 Newnham bees
02/08/16   Newnham College    Head Gardener Lottie Collis re Bees    Picture: Richard Patterson

Head Gardener creates a buzz at Newnham by bringing a colony of bees back to College

Honeybees have been reintroduced to the gardens of Newnham College for the first time since the Second World War. Lottie Collis, Head Gardener at the women’s college at the heart of Cambridge, bought a…

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Margaret Anstee

First woman to reach rank of under-secretary-general at UN has died

Pioneering alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dame Margaret Anstee, has died at the age of 90. Dame Margaret (NC 1944) worked for the UN for more than four decades in many different parts of the…

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